CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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SLURRY SEAL IN YUCCA VALLEY: WHERE TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified. Today’s work will be done on: Sunnyslope Drive, from La Contenta to End; Palomar Avenue from Ute Trail to Yucca Trail; Palomar Avenue from Carlyle to Juarez; and Sunnyslope Drive from Warren Vista to Hilton. Tomorrow,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

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NARCOTICS STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

A large quantity of pain pills were reported stolen from an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, investigators were called to the Santa Fe Assisted Living Facility in the 55400 block of Santa Fe Trail where employees said between 100 and 200 hydrocodone pills were

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MAN ARRESTED FOR KEYING CARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man who was mad about being kicked out of a Twentynine Palms restaurant was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of keying about a dozen cars in a car lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Tuohey, 37, identified as a construction worker from Jacksonville, North Carolina, was asked to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HOSPITALIZED AND ARRESTED AFTER DUI ROLLOVER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man was hospitalized Tuesday after he rolled his pick-up truck while allegedly driving under the influence. According to the California Highway Patrol, William Porter, 26, was driving his 1972 Chevy truck northbound on Avalon Avenue about 4:40 Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say for unknown reasons, Porter braked hard

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YUCCA VALLEY SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, WHEN AND WHERE

Due to the recent rain, Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified in order for crews to remove mud and debris from local roadways, so that the contractor may proceed with the street maintenance project. Today, Wednesday, July 24, slurry seal will be applied to: Palomar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: TWO ITEMS, TWO LONE LEONE “NO” VOTES

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. In what is becoming a recurring theme, two items were approved with Councilman Leone being the lone “no” vote. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Two routine matters on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night were approved with

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1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: CONTENTION OVER OPEN MEETINGS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today in Part 1: A contentious discussion on potential Brown Act problems, and two items pulled from the consent agenda… The major item of contention at

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN FOUND DEAD IN POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county coroner has identified the man who was found dead in a swimming pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Joesph Jonathan Sayer, 18, of Twentynine Palms, was found dead in the pool of a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive about 1 p.m. There were no obvious

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED WITH DUI OVER TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

A woman with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit was arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday evening. According to a police report, Heather Madeiros, 25, was seen driving erratically on Indio Avenue and the Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8 p.m. The deputy reported that two

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PROGRESS BEING MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Senior Housing project is making slow but steady progress. The developer, National CORE Renaissance, has transplanted most of the Joshua trees on the site. About 20 Joshua trees have been donated and moved to a new demonstration garden at the Brehm Youth Sports Park. The demonstration garden

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

After skipping the first meeting in July, the Twentynine Palms City Council has a busy agenda this week. Dan Stork lists items of interest… The July 23 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts with a closed session at 5:15 pm to discuss one anticipated case of litigation, real

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A FLURRY OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Burglars hit at least seven homes and businesses in Yucca Valley over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, burglars stole tools and an iPod from unlocked vehicles in the 7400 block of San Remo Trail and 54400 block of Pinon Drive, and a golf cart from the Travelodge sometime

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MAN FOUND DEAD SATURDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS POOL

A man was found dead in a pool in Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate that 911 received a call at 1:05 p.m. from a home in the 75600 block of Encanto Drive that an 18-year-old man had been found dead in the pool. There were no obvious signs

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HIGHWAY REPAIR WORK CONTINUES THIS WEEK

The ongoing road improvement project to rehabilitate the pavement on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue will continue this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. The work continues this week from

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SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS NEXT MONDAY

Make a point to be at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms next Monday, a week from today. The fascination and hi-tech solar challenge will be coming in to the city. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You are invited to see the solar car challenge! Fourteen High School teams will

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE STOLEN U-HAUL

Deputies are investigating a case of a stolen U-Haul truck from the rental company in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee of the U-Haul business in the 56000 block of Twentynine Palms Highway came to work about 8 a.m. Saturday morning and discovered that sometime between 5

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RAIN TURNS THE TIDE ON THE MOUNTAIN FIRE NEAR IDYLLWILD

An inch of rain fell early Sunday on Mount San Jacinto, helping turn the tide on the Mountain Fire, so much so that crews now say they’ll completely surround the fire by Wednesday. The fire crews increased their containment from 49 percent up to 68 percent late Sunday. The fire’s

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